2021 Best Coding Bootcamps

53 Top Schools: Rankings, Reviews, and Courses

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: September 21, 2020
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Despite recent economic downturns, hiring managers at major tech companies and startups alike are still looking for highly skilled coding professionals. A whopping 84% of them agree that bootcamp grads are likely to be top performers and are just as prepared to succeed as their college-degree holding counterparts—if not more so. Clearly, intensive coding bootcamps that equip participants with in-demand skills are well worth the investment of time, energy, and financial resources.

SwitchUp has been tracking coding bootcamps since 2014, and we've become a trusted source for helping people identify the best choices in coding bootcamps. Only those bootcamps whose coding programs have been thoroughly reviewed by at least 20 students and earned a minimum 4 out of 5 stars have made it onto our latest ranked list, below. Click here to see our full methodology or read on for more information about coding education and careers.

1. Skylab Coders Academy

5.0/5 (based on 95 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 95 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Barcelona
Courses: Web Development Bootcamp with Javascript (11 weeks )
Subjects: AJAX, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), CSS, Data Structures, Express.js +11 More
Flexible Classes
Flexible Classes

Skylab Coders Academy offers a part-time course and a full-time bootcamp in coding. Students in both programs learn the fundamental tools and techniques of front-end coding, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SASS. The full-time bootcamp further develops this, providing more advanced instruction in full-stack programming and development. Part-time students attend 13 weeks of evening and weekend classes... Read More

2. La Capsule

5.0/5 (based on 41 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 41 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Lyon, Marseille, Paris
Courses: Fullstack JavaScript Web Developer
Subjects: JavaScript, Web Development
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
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La Capsule offers a part-time, 13-week bootcamp in coding, as well as a full-time, 10-week full-stack bootcamp. Students enrolled in the part-time coding bootcamp complete 130 hours of evening and weekend instruction, while those in the 400-hour full-stack program attend classes Monday through Friday. Both bootcamps are project-based and provide students instruction in front- and back-end development.... Read More

3. Alchemy Code Lab

5.0/5 (based on 43 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 43 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Portland
Courses: Developer 101: Intro to Web Developer Tools and Technologies, Professional Software Development in Advanced Full Stack JavaScript
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, CSS, Data Science, Data Structures +21 More
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill

Alchemy Code Lab’s full-time coding bootcamp aims to prepare graduates to enter the industry in a mid-level developer role. Students are admitted four times a year and complete the 23-week program in cohorts of around 25. The curriculum is successive, beginning with foundational instruction in the fundamentals of coding and building to advanced learning in full-stack development. Throughout the bootcamp,... Read More

4. Tech Elevator

5.0/5 (based on 40 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 40 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus +3 More
Courses: Java Coding Bootcamp, .NET Coding Bootcamp
Subjects: .NET, Angular, C#, CSS, Data Science +7 More
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill

Tech Elevator offers a coding bootcamp dedicated to readying students for a career as a software developer. Prospective students can choose to tailor their studies in Java or .NET and learn HTML, CSS, SQL, API, and JavaScript. The full-time, 14-week bootcamp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and there are typically fewer than 18 students in each class. Students also have access to... Read More

5. Codeworks

5.0/5 (based on 31 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 31 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Toronto
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive
Subjects: A/B Testing, Algorithms, Angular, AngularJS, CSS +20 More
Available Online
Available Online

Codeworks offers two full-time, immersive coding bootcamps. Students pursuing software engineering attend full-time classes for 12 weeks, while those pursuing web development go for eight weeks. Students in both bootcamps receive instruction in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, front- and back-end development, and security and authentication. Software engineering students further refine their knowledge and technique... Read More

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6. iO Academy

5.0/5 (based on 30 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 30 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Bath
Courses: The Full Stack Track
Subjects: Agile, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Command Line, CSS +23 More
Available Online
Available Online

The Full Stack Track at iO Academy, previously named Mayden Academy, equips graduates with the knowledge, techniques, and resources needed to begin a career as a junior software developer. Throughout the 16-week program, students master the fundamental and advanced tools and procedures of coding and programming through practical instruction and multiple projects. iO Academy offers four start dates,... Read More

7. CodingNomads

5.0/5 (based on 34 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 34 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Learn Java Programming, Learn Python Programming, Java Professional Career Track, +1 More
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Apache, API, App Development +59 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

CodingNomads students can choose from a number of coding and web development bootcamp offerings, including programs focused on Java, Django, and Python, and their corresponding tools and applications. CodingNomads’ curriculum is project-based, allowing students the opportunity to learn, practice, and master by doing. CodingNomads offers students pursuing any bootcamp the option to complete the course... Read More

8. The Software Guild

5.0/5 (based on 22 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 22 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: .NET Web Developer Bootcamp, Java Web Developer Bootcamp
Subjects: .NET, Java, Web Development
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes

The Software Guild offers coding bootcamps designed to help students gain the skills they need to land their first job in web development. Depending on their interests and career goals, students choose to enroll in the JavaScript or .NET/C# bootcamp. The apprentice-level bootcamps require prospective students to have some level of knowledge and experience in coding before applying. The Software Guild... Read More

9. Rithm School

5.0/5 (based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, San Francisco
Courses: Web Development Program
Subjects: Algorithms, Bootstrap, Data Structures, Express.js, JavaScript +5 More
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Rithm School offers an immersive bootcamp in JavaScript and Python coding and web development. The program is full-time, and students attend classes weekdays (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) for 17 weeks. The curriculum includes advanced instruction in front-end development, web server design, React, Redux, and Node. Rithm School also provides students with instruction in computer science fundamentals and... Read More

10. Academia de Código

4.99/5 (based on 71 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 71 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Fundao, Lisbon, Porto, Terceira Island
Courses: 14-Week Intensive && Immersive Full-Stack Programming Bootcamp
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, CSS, Data Structures, Database Design +18 More

Academia de Código’s bootcamp aims to prepare those with no previous coding experience to begin a career as a junior full-stack developer. Students learn front- and back-end programming over the course of 14 weeks, attending classes full time, Monday through Friday. The selection process includes remote challenges and a day-long workshop — an experience that allows the applicant and the bootcamp faculty... Read More

11. Le Wagon

4.98/5 (based on 1365 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 1365 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Amsterdam, Bali, Barcelona, Belo Horizonte, Berlin +35 More
Courses: Web Development Course - Full-Time, Web Development Course - Part-Time
Subjects: CSS, Data Science, Data Structures, HTML, JavaScript +8 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online

Le Wagon offers a full-stack web development and coding bootcamp that can be completed part- or full-time. Full-time students attend all-day, immersive classes Monday through Friday and complete the program in 9 weeks. The part-time option includes evening and weekend classes and is completed in 24 weeks. Depending on the campus location and local COVID-19 response recommendations, Le Wagon’s bootcamps... Read More

12. Practicum by Yandex

4.92/5 (based on 24 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 24 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Web Developer
Subjects: Data Analytics, Data Science, JavaScript, Web Development
Available Online
Job Guarantee
Available Online
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Practicum by Yandex is a bootcamp offering students coding courses in one of three software fields: web developer, data scientist, and data analyst. During the six to ten-month online course, students will have full access to Practicum's interactive platform, which is filled with professional courses. Students learn how to manipulate and analyze large amounts of data with either the Jupyter or the... Read More

13. Juno College of Technology

4.96/5 (based on 110 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 110 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Toronto
Courses: Web Development, Web Development Immersive (Bootcamp), JavaScript, +1 More
Subjects: API, CSS, Data Analytics, Design Principles, Express.js +14 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes

Since 2012, Juno College of Technology has been providing classes in Web Development, JavaScript, UX Design, Data Analytics, and more — as well as providing free workshops online. Juno College of Technology is focused on helping students become web developers through a series of basic and intensive courses. Its flagship course is its Web Development Course, designed for those with no experience. The... Read More

14. LearningFuze

4.97/5 (based on 109 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 109 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Irvine, San Diego
Courses: Full Immersion 14-Week Program
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap, Coding +16 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online

LearningFuze offers students the option of preparing for a career in coding on a full-time, 14-week or a part-time, 36-week schedule. Both courses instruct participants in the same curriculum, which was developed in collaboration with employers and in response to in-demand full-stack web development technologies. Coding coursework includes training in the use and applications of CSS, HTML, Git, JavaScript,... Read More

15. Code Platoon

4.97/5 (based on 33 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 33 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago
Courses: Web Developer
Subjects: AWS, Django, Git, JavaScript, Python +3 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes

Veterans and veteran spouses can attend an intensive programming bootcamp at Code Platoon. Code Platoon’s programs include an in-person full-stack development program (located in downtown Chicago) and a live remote program, both completed over 14 weeks. Full scholarships are available; the average scholarship acquired through the program is $12,500. For those who don’t need certification, there is... Read More

16. devCodeCamp

4.94/5 (based on 62 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 62 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Milwaukee
Courses: Full Stack Software Development, Web Development
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, Algorithms, API, ASP.NET +19 More
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

A live, online, immersive bootcamp, devCodeCamp has both full-time and part-time options. Students are guided toward developing real-world applications that they can use in their portfolios. Courses run from 12 weeks to 16 weeks (depending on how intensive they are) and involve live training and hands-on experience. Free preparatory materials are also available through their website.

17. Coding Bootcamp Praha

4.95/5 (based on 57 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 57 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Prague
Courses: Full Stack Web Development
Subjects: AJAX, Bootstrap, Command Line, CSS, Database Design +13 More
Available Online
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Job Guarantee

A 12-week full-stack web development coding bootcamp located in Prague, Coding Bootcamp Praha teaches aspiring web developers about JavaScript, React, Laravel, and other web coding technology. This intensive program includes 420 teaching hours, five hackathons, and 20+ hours of career support and additional workshops. Students can attend either in-person in Prague or remotely online, and are encouraged... Read More

18. Altcademy

4.94/5 (based on 49 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 49 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Front-end Web Development, Full-stack Web Development, Back-end Web Development
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, API, Bootstrap +20 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Altcademy offers intensive, full-time online bootcamps in full-stack web development, front-end web development, and back-end web development. Its full-stack web development course lasts 25 to 50 weeks, working five to 10 hours a week — it is designed to be flexible and self-paced. Students are trained by instructors who are accomplished within the field, and Altcademy also provides one-on-one mentoring... Read More

19. SheCodes

4.95/5 (based on 146 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 146 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: SheCodes Online Workshop, SheCodes Plus, SheCodes React
Subjects: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Product Mgmt, React.js +1 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Specializing in coding workshops for women, SheCodes offers both an online free coding class and live, online workshops. The workshops include SheCodes Workshop (three weeks), SheCodes Plus (three months), and SheCodes Plus React (four months) — each one covering more material than the last. According to SheCodes, the workshops have a completion rate of 92% and have been recommended by employees from... Read More

20. Actualize

4.94/5 (based on 171 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 171 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago
Courses: Actualize Coding Bootcamp: Part-Time, Actualize Coding Bootcamp: Online Live, Actualize Coding Bootcamp: Full-Time
Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby +3 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Actualize is a coding bootcamp that offers two award-winning programs designed to mentor students and teach them the coding skills necessary to transition to a web programming career. It provides flexible teaching options for students while maintaining an emphasis on quality education. Actualize’s Online Live course is available throughout North America, while its in-person program is the longest-running... Read More

21. Code Fellows

4.93/5 (based on 40 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 40 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Seattle
Courses: Code 101: Explore Software Development, Code 102: Intro to Software Development - Daytime, Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript - Daytime, +1 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Android, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +24 More
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

A coding academy that offers live, online instruction, Code Fellows provides a complete software development curriculum at five levels: Beginner, Foundations, Intermediate, Advanced, and Continuing Education. Career transition services are available, including a Career Accelerator program through which graduates of the advanced course can be connected with a network of employers. Tutoring services... Read More

22. Skill Distillery

4.92/5 (based on 37 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 37 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Denver
Courses: Full Stack Development with Java
Subjects: Angular, CSS, Git, HTML, Java +4 More
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

A Java bootcamp located in Denver, Skill Distillery offers a 16-week immersive course with programs available for veterans. Skill Distillery is specifically focused on Java, with preparation included for third-party skill verification through Java OCA (Oracle Certified Associate). The course aims to equip students with a working knowledge of Java by giving them an opportunity to complete projects from... Read More

23. Ironhack

4.92/5 (based on 438 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 438 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid +4 More
Courses: Web Development Part-Time, Web Development Bootcamp
Subjects: Bootstrap, CSS, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Design Principles +16 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes

Ironhack provides a variety of technical bootcamps, including its Web Development course — a full-stack development class available in either a full-time or part-time format. Courses are targeted toward enabling students to build their own full applications, and pre-bootcamp preparatory materials are included in the cost. Career guidance is provided at the end of the course, and Ironhack employment... Read More

24. Turing School of Software and Design

4.9/5 (based on 31 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 31 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Denver
Courses: Back End Engineering, Front End Engineering
Subjects: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill

Located in Denver, Colorado, the Turing School of Software and Design's seven-month program offers two immersive software tracks: one in front-end engineering; the other in back-end engineering. The front-end program focuses on technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, while the back-end focuses on Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Turing School of Software and Design... Read More

25. Coder Foundry

4.9/5 (based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Full-Stack Accelerated Course
Subjects: .NET, AngularJS, ASP.NET, C#, CSS +7 More
Available Online
Available Online

Coder Foundry fashions its coding bootcamp around the ethos of practical learning. Students are immersed in a 12-week programming curriculum that revolves around full-stack and mobile software development. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina and operating virtually, Coder Foundry's bootcamp is focused on filling the skill gap in the technology sector. It achieves this by teaching in-demand technologies,... Read More

26. Codesmith

4.9/5 (based on 142 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 142 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Los Angeles, NYC, Temporarily Online
Courses: Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program, JavaScript for Beginners, Part-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive, +1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, AngularJS, CSS, Data Structures, Database Design +20 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Verified Outcomes

Codesmith’s coding bootcamp is focused on developing software engineers. Its on-site locations are in Los Angeles and New York, although all in-person programs are currently offered remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under typical circumstances, Codesmith provides a range of flexible learning options for its immersive program, such as full-time onsite, part-time remote, and full-time remote. Codesmith's... Read More

27. Grace Hopper Program

4.89/5 (based on 27 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 27 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago, NYC
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive
Subjects: CSS, Database Design, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript +3 More
Verified Outcomes
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes
VET TEC Provider

Located in Chicago, the Grace Hopper Program is a 17-week, immersive software engineering bootcamp that distinguishes itself by being the first JavaScript-focused coding bootcamp launched exclusively for women-only students that offered deferred tuition. Named after the pioneer computer scientist, the Grace Hopper Program has gained recognition due to its hyper-relevant, cutting-edge curriculum that... Read More

28. Wild Code School

4.82/5 (based on 57 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 57 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Biarritz, Bordeaux +13 More
Courses: Full-time Web Developer
Subjects: Coding, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Visualization +6 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Wild Code School is a coding bootcamp with 24 campuses across Europe offering courses geared towards teaching students digital skills that are in-demand within their present job markets. The school combines in-person tutorship with online learning and hands-on projects designed to enable digital professionals to adapt to changing work environments. Wild Code’s five-month web development and data analysis... Read More

29. DigitalCrafts

4.93/5 (based on 46 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 46 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Tampa
Courses: Full Stack Flex (Part-Time), Full Stack Immersive (Full Time), Online Full Stack Immersive (Full Time)
Subjects: Algorithms, AWS, Back-End Web Development, Command Line, CSS +12 More
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

DigitalCrafts offers immersive, full-time and flexible part-time web development bootcamps. Usually, students can learn on-site in Atlanta, Houston, Tampa, and Seattle, or remotely from anywhere in the world. At the beginning of COVID-19, DigitalCrafts moved its on-campus classes online, but as of July 2020, DigitalCrafts moved to a “hybrid” learning model that allows students to come into campus as... Read More

30. Le Reacteur

4.82/5 (based on 38 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 38 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Paris
Courses: Full-Stack Web and Mobile Bootcamp
Subjects: Android, Express.js, iOS, JavaScript, Mobile +3 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Le Reacteur prides itself as the first intensive, full-stack JavaScript web and mobile development bootcamp in Paris. The program focuses on equipping students with the ability to develop responsive apps and websites by using the appropriate development tools. Le Reacteur's bootcamp comes in two formats: a 10-week, full-time program, and a 25-week, part-time program. Both include the possibility of... Read More

31. Developers Institute

4.81/5 (based on 53 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 53 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Yaounde
Courses: Full Stack Coding Bootcamp - Python, Full Stack Coding Bootcamp - JavaScript
Subjects: A/B Testing, AJAX, API, Bootstrap, CSS +14 More
Available Online
Available Online

Developers.Institute offers intensive coding bootcamps both online for students who are social distancing due to COVID-19 and on-site at its location in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its 12-week full-stack Python coding bootcamp teaches a student to code in Python and use its libraries and frameworks like Django and Flask to build complete web applications. This program includes classes in SQL and front-end JavaScript... Read More

32. Hack Reactor

4.8/5 (based on 107 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 107 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Austin, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC +2 More
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Part Time Software Engineering Immersive
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, Blockchain, Blockchain and Crypto +20 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider

Hack Reactor provides a 12-week immersive bootcamp that features traditional coding courses and complete software engineering education. In addition to operating online, Hack Reactor's coding bootcamp campuses are located in various prominent cities across the United States — Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, and New York City. Hack Reactor's students spend the first six weeks learning relevant,... Read More

33. Fullstack Academy

4.84/5 (based on 85 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 85 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Chicago, NYC
Courses: Software Engineering Immersive, Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy
Subjects: A/B Testing, CSS, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Express.js +8 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider

Fullstack Academy is a full-stack web development program operating out of many locations in the United States, such as Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Baton Rouge, Jacksonville, San Luis Obispo, and San Diego.. All its campuses are currently operating remotely because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its 13-week accelerator program is full-time (for Junior and Senior developer phases), and offers other... Read More

34. 4Geeks Academy

4.78/5 (based on 46 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 46 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Caracas, Madrid, Maracaibo, Miami, Santiago
Courses: Full Stack Software Development, Full Stack Software Development Part Time
Subjects: Algorithms, CSS, Design Principles, Django, Front-End Web Development +9 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

4Geeks Academy offers full-stack coding bootcamps at its campuses in Miami, USA; Caracas, Venezuela; Madrid, Spain; and Santiago, Chile. Students can choose from either a full-time bootcamp and graduate in nine weeks or a part-time bootcamp that lasts 16 weeks. In either of their bootcamps, students start out learning the basics of web development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They then learn to use... Read More

35. Epicodus

4.77/5 (based on 35 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 35 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Portland, Seattle
Courses: Intro to Programming (part-time evening), C# and React, Ruby and React, +1 More
Subjects: .NET, Angular, AngularJS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +26 More
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online

Epicodus offers a full-time bootcamp in full-stack web development and part-time courses in introductory programming and JS + React. The 20-week full-stack program includes 800 hours of classroom instruction and learning and a five-week internship in the tech industry. The part-time introductory course is designed for those with no prior experience in coding and may serve as a bridge to the full-stack... Read More

36. Makers Academy

4.77/5 (based on 177 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 177 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester
Courses: Web Development Bootcamp
Subjects: Agile, CSS, Git, Heroku, HTML +8 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Makers Academy has been training software developers remotely since 2015 with its 12-week full-time web development bootcamp, so it has been unaffected by COVID-19. The bootcamp uses a community-driven online classroom and pair programming so that students can learn from their peers as well as from instructors. It starts students with classes in software fundamentals and web technologies to provide... Read More

37. Bedu Tech

4.75/5 (based on 53 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 53 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
Courses: Full Stack JavaScript, Full Stack Python, UX & Front-end
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Android, API, App Development +41 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Bedu Tech offers coding bootcamps in Spanish online for students preferring to social distance during COVID-19, and they also have three on-site locations in Mexico: Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. The Android Development with Kotlin course teaches students to build mobile apps for Android in 20 weeks. The full-stack JavaScript course teaches both the MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node.js)... Read More

38. Nucamp

4.74/5 (based on 259 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 259 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Albuquerque, Athens, Atlanta, Aurora, Austin +86 More
Courses: Full Stack Web and Mobile App Development, Web Development Fundamentals, Front End Web and Mobile Development
Subjects: Angular, Bootstrap, CSS, Express.js, HTML +9 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Nucamp offers coding bootcamps either fully online or in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person classes at one of its 48 locations in the United States. Nucamp students also have the option to start their lessons online and then continue them in-person when they are ready. Students will spend eight to 14 hours in guided online courses and consult with their instructor on Saturdays. Nucamp’s... Read More

39. Thinkful

4.72/5 (based on 64 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 64 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Engineering Immersion, Engineering Flex Program
Subjects: CSS, Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Visualization, Digital Marketing +9 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee

Thinkful offers both flex and immersion coding bootcamps online. With Thinkful's engineering flex program, a student can graduate in six months while dedicating only 20 to 30 hours a week to course work. For students who want to graduate in 20 weeks, they also have an immersive engineering program that requires 50 to 60 hours of work per week. Both of these coding bootcamps start with teaching web... Read More

40. Bloc

4.73/5 (based on 52 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 52 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Web Developer Track
Subjects: Android, AngularJS, CSS, HTML, iOS +11 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee

Bloc was the first educational institution to offer an online coding bootcamp. Their online web developer track is designed for career-minded adults with busy lives. It teaches students the fundamentals of web development, front-end web development, and back-end web development so they graduate with the knowledge required to be full-stack developers. The program is self-paced and optimized for the... Read More

41. Claim Academy

4.7/5 (based on 74 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 74 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, St. Louis
Courses: Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive Online, Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive, Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive Online, +2 More
Subjects: .NET, Agile, C#, CSS, Cyber Security +8 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Job Guarantee

Claim Academy has temporarily closed its in-person campus in St. Louis, Missouri, in response to COVID-19, but currently offers coding bootcamps online. Its 12-week programs teach students the skills needed to be a software engineer with a choice of three tracks. Students can choose from full-stack Java, full-stack C#/.NET, or front-end JavaScript. Each course features daily lectures, real-world projects,... Read More

42. Coding Dojo

4.7/5 (based on 183 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 183 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Arlington, Oakland, Boise, Chicago, Dallas +5 More
Courses: Onsite Full-Time Coding Bootcamp, Online Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Accelerated), Online Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Flex), +1 More
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, AngularJS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +38 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

Coding Dojo offers students options and flexibility in choosing the software development bootcamp that best fits their career goals, interests, and commitment level. The full-time option runs 14 weeks, is usually available on campus or online, and provides students comprehensive and immersive instruction through its 3 Stack Curriculum in Java, Python, and MERN. Students pursuing part-time instruction... Read More

43. Helio Training Bootcamp

4.62/5 (based on 29 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 29 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: , Salt Lake City
Courses: Full Stack Web Dev Career Path (After-hours), Full Stack Web Dev Immersive
Subjects: Angular, AngularJS, API, CSS, Express.js +12 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Job Guarantee
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Job Guarantee

Helio Training Bootcamp students can choose from one of several program options depending on their skill level and availability. The full-stack web development immersive bootcamp is a full-time, 13-week course. Helio also offers two part-time, after-hours full-stack development bootcamps; the 14-week, Level 1 course is available to those with no previous experience while the 8-week, Level 2 course... Read More

44. Udacity

4.66/5 (based on 297 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 297 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Front End Web Developer, Full Stack Web Developer, Java Developer, +3 More
Subjects: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Blockchain and Crypto, Business +19 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Udacity offers multiple online coding bootcamps to give students options with their 30 nanodegree programs. They offer nanodegree programs in front-end development, back-end development, Java development, android development, iOS development, cloud development, DevOps, and many more technologies. Students can graduate from any of these nanodegree programs in four months working five to 10 hours a week,... Read More

45. App Academy

4.65/5 (based on 576 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 576 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, NYC, San Francisco
Courses: Software Engineer Track: In-Person, Software Engineer Track: Online
Subjects: Algorithms, CSS, Design Principles, Docker, Express.js +13 More
Available Online
Job Guarantee
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Job Guarantee
Flexible Classes

App Academy offers coding bootcamps at their campuses in San Francisco, California, and Dallas, Texas, and online courses for remote students. All classes will be held online temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their 16-week in-person software engineer track teaches students what they need to know to be a full-stack web developer. Classes in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and React/Flux prepare students... Read More

46. Ubiqum Code Academy

4.59/5 (based on 49 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 49 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid
Courses: Web Development with Java, Web Development with JavaScript, Part Time - Web Development with JavaScript
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, AWS, Big Data +24 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online

Ubiqum Code Academy offers immersive coding bootcamps that help turn beginners into web developers at their campuses located in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, and Madrid. The Java web development course teaches students to code with real-life web development projects in 20 weeks. The JavaScript web development course lasts 12 weeks and teaches modern front-end web development with HTML, CSS,... Read More

47. The Tech Academy

4.7/5 (based on 74 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 74 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Portland, Salt Lake City
Courses: Full-Time Software Developer Boot Camp, Full-Time Python Boot Camp, Full-Time C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp, +2 More
Subjects: .NET, Agile, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Bootstrap +16 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Verified Outcomes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Verified Outcomes

The Tech Academy offers six coding bootcamp tracks for students to choose from. It has campuses in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Portland, Oregon, as well as an online option for students who are social-distancing because of COVID-19.. The software developer bootcamp is an intensive 22-week program that teaches students full-stack development and seven programming languages. Additional programs include... Read More

48. Tech Talent South

4.71/5 (based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 21 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas +5 More
Courses: Part-Time Code Immersion Program
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Bash, Business, CSS +14 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online

Tech Talent South offers online coding bootcamps in multiple programming disciplines. Its 12 in-person campuses located in the United States are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, but the online bootcamps remain unaffected. Tech Talent South offers eight-week immersive courses with a choice of learning Java or C# for students who want to learn back-end web development. Students will also learn... Read More

49. HyperionDev

4.55/5 (based on 60 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 60 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Cape Town, Johannesburg
Courses: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp, Software Engineering Bootcamp
Subjects: Android, C#, C++, Coding, CSS +14 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

HyperionDev offers three coding bootcamps that serve different career goals. The full-stack web developer bootcamp can be pursued part- or full-time and instructs students in web application design fundamentals. The software engineer course advances beyond application development to back-end development in Python and Java, as well as offers part- and full-time enrollment. The full-time, full-stack... Read More

50. Neoland

4.58/5 (based on 24 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 24 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Madrid
Courses: Full Stack Bootcamp, Data Science Part-Time, Full Stack Part-Time
Subjects: A/B Testing, Agile, Algorithms, Android, Angular +35 More
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online

Neoland offers several coding bootcamps to choose from, including full-stack, mobile development, and Java development, which are available full- or part-time.. All bootcamps culminate with a final project integrating everything the student has learned and showcasing their mastery of the technology, tools, and skills of their area of instruction. Neoland supports their graduates in finding a job in... Read More

51. Flatiron School

4.33/5 (based on 61 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 61 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Houston, NYC +3 More
Courses: Online Software Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science
Subjects: AngularJS, CSS, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Data Science +14 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes

Flatiron School’s software engineering bootcamp offers immersive instruction in full-stack development. Through lectures, labs, and portfolio projects, students progress from the fundamentals of coding and programming to advanced topics in frameworks, web and front-end frameworks, and JavaScript. The bootcamp runs 15 weeks, with classes held Monday through Friday. Flatiron graduates can receive personalized... Read More

52. Devmountain

4.7/5 (based on 23 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 23 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online, Dallas, Lehi
Courses: Web Development, Web Development (Part-Time)
Subjects: Angular, API, CSS, Git, Github +17 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Devmountain has campuses in Lehi, Utah; Dallas, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona that offer coding bootcamps. Devmountain has recently added remote classes for students who do not want to relocate or prefer to social distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For students who attend in-person immersive courses, they offer free housing at all locations. Students can choose between an iOS development bootcamp... Read More

53. Lambda School

4.42/5 (based on 26 reviews of Coding Programs)
(based on 26 reviews of Coding Programs)
Locations: Online
Courses: Full-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering, Part-Time Computer Science & Software Engineering
Subjects: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), C, Career Coaching, CSS +21 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Lambda School offers students the opportunity to complete a full-stack web development bootcamp in nine months full-time or 18 months part-time. Students receive instruction in all areas of coding and web development, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node, React, Python, Redux, and SQL. Classes are entirely online, live, and interactive, and can be adapted to work with the student’s time zone. Students... Read More

2021 Best Coding Bootcamps received an average 4.00 of 5 based on 11982 reviews.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coding Bootcamps

What are the 10 best coding bootcamps of 2021?

Our top 10 best coding bootcamps of 2021 have hundreds of alumni reviews. Each coding program offers a comprehensive curriculum of real-world skills, and many bootcamps also foster a strong support community. The top 10 coding bootcamps are:

  1. Skylab Coders Academy
  2. La Capsule
  3. Alchemy Code Lab
  4. Tech Elevator
  5. Codeworks
  6. Mayden Academy
  7. CodingNomads
  8. The Software Guild
  9. Rithm School
  10. Academia de Código

What is a coding bootcamp?

A coding bootcamp is an intensive program that teaches people how to code in a short amount of time. It can be a more affordable alternative to a degree, and it helps build practical and professional skills. The average length of a coding bootcamp is typically three to six months, but coding bootcamps can be shorter or longer, even as long as a couple of years. Bootcamps generally offer a curriculum that includes popular programming languages, and their goal is for graduates to master in-demand skills and land a job.

Is coding hard to learn?

Coding has a stigma of being extremely difficult, but anyone can learn to code. It just takes effort and time. A great way to learn is through a coding bootcamp, where you will receive a lot of practice and can ask instructors and classmates questions if you get stuck. However, before you enroll in a bootcamp, it could be beneficial to take a prep course to learn some of the basics.

Are coding bootcamps worth it?

The short answer is yes. Coding bootcamps are intensive programs that reduce the amount of time it takes to learn career-ready skills and are often more affordable than a four-year computer science degree. While you still have to invest time, money, and intensive focus into coding bootcamps, they can increase your career opportunities and your salary potential in a shorter period of time than it takes to earn a bachelor's degree. A 2018 SwitchUp survey of 1,500 bootcamp graduates found that upon finishing a bootcamp, 80.9% of alumni were employed and 71.0% of those employed respondents were working full-time. You can learn more about if coding bootcamps are worth it here.

How do you choose a coding bootcamp?

When choosing a coding bootcamp, consider your lifestyle and goals. Identify your goals by asking questions like: What is my dream job? Where do I want to work? How much time and money can I invest right now? After you understand your goals, research bootcamps that meet your needs. When deciding which coding bootcamp is right for you, look into whether programs are in-person or online, are part-time or full-time, provide financial assistance or deferment of some kind, and offer topics that interest you. Other factors to consider are student reviews, outcomes, location, duration, and teaching style. Some programs, like GA Dash or Flatiron’s Free Coding Bootcamp Prep, offer free coding courses to get a sample of what you’ll experience. For more information, read Your Guide to Choosing a Bootcamp: A Checklist or use our "Get Matched" tool to get started.

Is it hard to get into coding bootcamp?

The best coding bootcamps are fairly competitive and therefore selective about the applicants they admit into their programs. Perhaps the most important qualification you should have is some prior experience with coding—even if it’s just a free prep course—that you can demonstrate by presenting at least one finished example, if not more, in a portfolio of coding projects. This does not mean that you have to have any kind of formal education in coding or even paid work experience in the field. Rather, the admissions counselors at these bootcamps want to see an application and portfolio that demonstrate that you have a sufficient level of technical ability to begin, a true passion for the work, and the initiative and drive to see coding projects through to completion. They genuinely want every bootcamp graduate to succeed, so they only accept those candidates who appear to have the desire and stamina to complete the bootcamp. You may be interested in our 6 Tips for Getting into a Top Coding Bootcamp for more valuable ideas.

How much is a coding bootcamp?

The cost of a coding bootcamp will vary, but on average, prices range from $5,000 to $17,000. There are several ways to pay for tuition. Some students will pay costs up front, but you have the option to finance your education, too. Bootcamps also might offer financial aid and scholarships, and it's becoming more common for bootcamps to offer ISA's or deferred tuition.

Where can I learn to code for free?

If you want to learn to code for free, there are several bootcamps, courses, and online resources that allow you to acquire coding skills in either an educational setting with assistance or at your own pace.For in-depth information on how to learn to code for free, read our Free Coding Bootcamp Guide.

Do companies hire from coding bootcamps?

Startups and big companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Twitter do hire coding bootcamp graduates. Surveys have shown that employers have a favorable view of coding bootcamps, and our own data supports that alumni find careers in the tech field after graduation. If your goal is to land a new job in tech, you should research programs that are known for having relationships with employers or that offer career support or have a job placement guarantee. You will still need to do the prep work and apply for positions, but attending a bootcamp with strong job support for graduates will give you an advantage. Job climates and availability where you live will influence how readily you find a position in the tech field as well.

Are software engineers in demand?

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows a slight decline in job outlook, software developers and engineers are still very much in demand. Software developers and engineers that stay on top of industry trends and skills will likely be able to secure work. People can also increase their employability with strong, in-demand skills, a quality portfolio, and solid interview abilities. Coding and programming bootcamps can help increase these skills.

Choosing the right bootcamp for you

It's not always clear where to start when choosing the best bootcamp for you. Our Get Matched tool was designed to give you a place to begin. Based on the information you provide, we match you with a highly-rated bootcamp, and that bootcamp will reach out to you to answer any questions you have and see if they can meet your needs.

SwitchUp Rankings Methodology

SwitchUp's rankings are based on over 20,000 reviews from verified students and alumni, across over 500 bootcamps in operation. Because student and alumni feedback and ratings are indicative of bootcamp quality, rankings are ordered by review score. If bootcamps have the same review score, bootcamps with more reviews are ranked higher to break the tie. The order of the ranking is based on data at the time of publishing, but the ratings and review counts will change as more reviews come in.

To be considered for the 2021 rankings, bootcamps must help students land jobs in tech through excellent instructor support, curriculum, and career resources; each review left on SwitchUp evaluates the bootcamp on all of these aspects.

All bootcamps listed in the best coding bootcamp ranking were required to meet the following criteria at the time of publication:

  • Offer an immersive or part-time coding program
  • Have at least 20 verified reviews of coding programs
  • For those coding program reviews, average at least 4/5 stars

Please see our full ranking methodology to see requirements for other rankings.

Bootcamp Highlights

Looking for a school with specific qualities? We've awarded merit badges to schools in several key areas:

Available Online

Offer either part-time or immersive courses that are available online. This includes courses that are offered temporarily online due to COVID-19.

Verified Outcomes

Offer a job outcomes report that was independently verified by a third-party auditor.

Flexible Classes

Offer self-paced, part-time, or evening classes.

Job Guarantee

Offer guaranteed job placement after graduation, or the student's tuition is refunded. Visit the official school site for related terms and conditions.

GI Bill

Approved to accept GI Bill funds according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

VET TEC Provider

Approved as a VET TEC Provider according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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